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Landcadia Holdings Stock Is a Strong Bet on Online Gambling

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In the recovery following the onset of the novel coronavirus, interest in the online gambling market has been skyrocketing. Not everyone will recognize special purpose acquisition company Landcadia Holdings (NASDAQ:LCA) or LCA stock. Yet, these are important to know if you are serious about taking a position in the emerging e-gaming industry.

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SPACs are not necessarily the most exciting companies by themselves. What creates the buzz is their mergers with potentially lucrative companies in red-hot market niches. Landcadia fits the bill as it is combining with a major player in online gaming.

Granted, there are other names in online gambling which you can invest in. Yet, those could represent crowded trades, meaning that the bulls may have already bid those stocks up too aggressively. It does not feel like LCA stock has had a bull stampede yet, but

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DFS sales and profits fall as a result of the Covid-19 lockdown, although online sales remain strong and business now recovering – Strategy and Innovation

DFS today reported a 20% drop in full-year sales and a bottom-line loss following the Covid-19 lockdown, but says online sales grew by 77% year-on-year from the beginning of lockdown until July 12. The business is now seeing a strong recovery in its current financial year.

 

Since showrooms reopened, orders there also recovered since customers still want to check if a sofa will be comfortable before deciding to buy it. “During lockdown,” the company said in its full-year results today, “the executive team worked hard to put in place all the steps necessary to safely welcome back employees and customers into our showrooms and restart our manufacturing and delivery operations with appropriate safety measures. To facilitate the reopening, we implemented strict social distancing and hygiene measures and introduced a new appointment system for customers which has proved popular.

 

The retailer is now rolling out its own logistics business. The Sofa

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ET Football: ICYMI: Roughnecks start strong after delay | ETVarsity

■ Editor’s note: This is the fourth installment in a season-long series on key games and happenings around East Texas Friday night football. This week, we take a look at White Oak’s win over New Diana — the first game of the season for the Roughnecks after missing the first three weeks due to COVID-19.

For the White Oak Roughnecks, it was worth the wait.

Coming off an 0-10 season and anxious to get back on the field to erase the memory of an ugly 2019 campaign, the Roughnecks were forced to sit idle for three weeks due to COVID-19.

When they did hit the field, coach Kris Iske’s squad took care of business on the road.

“As a coaching staff, we’re very pleased with the way we played,” said iske, who started his seventh season as head coach of the Roughnecks. “The kids have been working hard since the

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Why this Cheap Tech Stock is a Strong Buy Right Now

Shares of eGain EGAN have jumped over 65% in 2020 to easily outpace the larger technology sector’s 20% climb. The customer engagement solutions firm topped our earnings estimate in early September and its outlook appears strong within an economy that becomes more digitally-focused every day.

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EGain’s suite of over 20 apps helps its clients provide digital-first customer engagement in an omnichannel world where businesses must be present on as many different platforms as possible, from websites and social media to email and everywhere in between.

Consumers and customers have come to expect prompt answers to questions and real-time solutions wherever and whenever. The Sunnyvale, California-based firm enables its clients, which span from financial services and government entities to retail and hospitality, to meet these needs. On top of virtual assistants, messaging, and more, the company offers various analytics tools.

The customer engagement solutions firm saw its fourth

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Building A Strong Enterprise Through A Diverse, Skilled Workforce

“What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say,” wrote 19th-century essayist Ralph Waldo Emerson. At the office, managers and employees should be assessed purely on talent and performance. One company, Joonko, reduces bias in the hiring process by finding and curating diverse and highly-skilled job candidates for employers.

I sat down with Ilit Raz, cofounder and CEO of Joonko, to get her thoughts on diversity and inclusion (D&I) in the workplace. Joonko, which has offices in Tel Aviv and Birmingham, Alabama, uses artificial intelligence (AI) to help employers hire qualified and underrepresented job seekers for remote positions.

“There’s strong evidence that the companies which intentionally invest diversity are more innovative, yielding elevated business performance. Having a more diverse team makes for more diverse viewpoints in product development, sales and marketing processes,

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Weekly Fundamental Gold Price Forecast: Tailwinds Remains Strong

Weekly Fundamental Gold Price Forecast: Tailwinds Remains Strong

Weekly Fundamental Gold Price Forecast: Bullish

  • Gold prices may be entering a favorable period, with volatility studies pointing to increasing uncertainty in financial markets through the end of the year.
  • The last full week of September yields a lighter economic calendar, with only six ‘high’ rated events on the DailyFX Economic Calendar. Gold price’s primary driver will likely remain developments surrounding real yields.
  • The IG Client Sentiment Indexsuggests that gold prices in USD-terms (XAU/USD) may gain in the coming days.

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Gold Prices Week in Review

Gold prices had a mixed week, splitting gains and losses among the major developed currencies covered by DailyFX Research. Gold prices in USD-terms (XAU/USD) added +0.54% while gold in EUR-terms (XAU/EUR) gained +0.57%. Similarly, gold in CAD-terms (XAU/CAD) rallied by +0.73%. Elsewhere, gold prices dropped: gold in GBP-terms (XAU/GBP, -0.43%); gold in

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FTI Consulting (FCN) Moves to Strong Buy: Rationale Behind the Upgrade

FTI Consulting (FCN) appears an attractive pick, as it has been recently upgraded to a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy). This rating change essentially reflects an upward trend in earnings estimates — one of the most powerful forces impacting stock prices.

A company’s changing earnings picture is at the core of the Zacks rating. The system tracks the Zacks Consensus Estimate — the consensus measure of EPS estimates from the sell-side analysts covering the stock — for the current and following years.

The power of a changing earnings picture in determining near-term stock price movements makes the Zacks rating system highly useful for individual investors, since it can be difficult to make decisions based on rating upgrades by Wall Street analysts. These are mostly driven by subjective factors that are hard to see and measure in real time.

As such, the Zacks rating upgrade for FTI Consulting is essentially a

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IBM Cognos Analytics-Based Business Transformation Going Strong

As every business continues to transform itself digitally, there is a multi-fold increase in the variety and amount of data generated. Organizations are rapidly expanding their Business Intelligence (BI) capabilities to generate insights that help them identify new opportunities, accelerate conversion of existing opportunities, and overall drive better decision making in both internal and external-facing functions. Market researchers and experts from DataTerrain forecast the global market for BI and analytics software to reach $55.4 Billion by 2026, at an average growth rate of >10%.

PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — As every business continues to transform itself digitally, there is a multi-fold increase in the variety and amount of data generated. Organizations are rapidly expanding their Business Intelligence (BI) capabilities to generate insights that help them identify new opportunities, accelerate conversion of existing opportunities, and overall drive better decision making in both internal and external-facing functions. Market

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Sumo Logic IPO Sees Strong Premium for Growth of Continuous Intelligence

Business intelligence was one of the key buzzwords in years past. With the explosive growth of the cloud, machine learning, automation and artificial intelligence, is it a shock that there is already a new term? A fresh initial public offering (IPO) from Sumo Logic Inc. (NASDAQ: SUMO) wants the next big term to be “continuous intelligence,” and investors just paid a premium for its opening value in Thursday’s IPO.

Sumo Logic calls itself the pioneer of continuous intelligence. The company describes this new software category as enabling organizations of all sizes “to address the challenges and opportunities presented by digital transformation, modern applications, and cloud computing.”



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Sumo Logic sold 14 million shares at $22 apiece, and all the shares were sold by the company itself. Its indicated price range had been $17 to $21 per share ahead of the formal pricing. Prior to assuming

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Strong Start to the Week as Stocks Jump Over 1%

SPECIAL ALERT: The latest episode of the Zacks Ultimate Strategy Session will be available for viewing no later than this Wednesday, September 16. Kevin Matras, Kevin Cook, Dan Laboe, Ben Rains and Sheraz Mian will cover the investment landscape from several angles in this informative event.

Don’t miss your chance to hear:

• Ben and Dan Agree to Disagree on market valuation – is it still overvalued after this correction? Or is it harder to compare because of historically high valuations and a different interest rate environment? And does this tech-driven rally play a part?

• Kevin Matras answers your questions in Zacks Mailbag

• Sheraz and Dan choose one portfolio to give feedback for improvement

• And much more  

So be sure to mark your calendar then log on to Zacks.com and bookmark this page.

The market just took a great first step toward ending its two-week losing streak,

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